The first Children in Art exhibition opened in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 13 November 2019 – Today UNICEF and the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts G. Aitiev inaugurated a special exhibition dedicated to child rights at the occasion of the 30th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the 25th Anniversary of the ratification of the Convention by Kyrgyzstan.
The exhibition includes over 90 works by famous artists from the museum's collection representing children and advocating for Child Rights as listed in the Convention. The art pieces include paintings, sculptures, and graphic art, from the 1930’s to contemporary time.
The exhibition will also display documents from the Parliament archive, such as the historical text from January 12, 1994, in which Kyrgyzstan ratified the Convention.
“Thanks to this exhibition dedicated to children, we have the opportunity to enjoy dozens of art pieces putting children at center stage, in the same way, the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child put children rights at the center of Kyrgyzstan´s national agenda 25 years ago”, said Christine Jaulmes, UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic.
“The exhibition vividly illustrates that many artists have been trying to show different aspects of children’s lives, status and emotions. Thus, the exhibition makes every visitor think about children, their lives, their feelings and their rights”, added Mira Djangaracheva, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition is the first of a series of events dedicated to the celebration of the CRC Thirtieth Anniversary in Kyrgyzstan, leading up to World Children’s Day on November 20. The exhibition will be open daily till December 1.
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